Prog punk powerhouse The Erkonauts announce third studio album with latest single ‘War Flamingoes’

Written by on 31st July 2020

Prog punk powerhouse The Erkonauts announce third studio album with latest single ‘War Flamingoes’


Hailing from Geneva, Switzerland, chaotic prog-punk-metal powerhouse THE ERKONAUTS have announced their forthcoming third studio album with the release of a brand new single, ‘War Flamingoes’.

The first track drawn from the ominously titled ‘I Want It To End’ stands as testament to The Erkonauts’ veritable smorgasbord of musical influences, as ‘War Flamingoes’ explores a musical landscape that pulls on a variety of threads. From the intense melodic prowess of Mastodon, the chaoticness of System of a Down, to the pulsing and relentless rhythmic mastery of Gojira, The Erkonauts form a sound that simultaneously hypnotises and delivers a powerful drop-kick to the face.

The latest single from The Erkonauts explores the highly relatable topic – perhaps to musicians in particular – of tackling one’s personal demons and self-doubt.

 As The Erkonauts vocalist and bassist Ales Campanelli explains, ‘War Flamingoes’ is written from his own personal experiences with these negative emotions.

“This song has a huge meaning for me. At the time of writing, I was in a place where I thought my skills were slowly fading. I’d not played much for about a year or so, and so getting back to the bass after such a long time was really daunting, especially because I had this song in mind.”“At the time, the band was going nowhere, I was basically alone, and had to make some hard personal decisions that really took my mind away from music”, Campanelli continues. “It happens to all of us at one point or another, but with ‘War Flamingoes’, I had to prove to myself that I was still any good on the bass. I’m very happy with the result, and it’s definitely allowed me to regain confidence in my performance.”


Formed in in 2014, The Erkonauts released their first demo to critical acclaim, hailed “Demo of the Month” in Rock Hard Germany #331. The band have toured in USA, Asia, Europe and Russia, and shared the stage with acts like Philm, Prong, Cradle of Filth or Samael.​

The band’s debut album ‘I Did Something Bad’ released on french label Kaotoxin in 2016 and earned the labels of “Best of 2016 in metal so far” on and the #5 spot on one of Top 15 2016. Second album “I Shall Forgive” released a year later in 2017 through Indie Recordings (Wardruna, 1349, Keep of Kalessin, Kvelertak, Cult of Luna, etc) and ranked #14 amongst the best albums of 2017 on

Billed as the “darkest” of The Erkonauts’ full-length studio entries, the upcoming third album ‘I Want It To End’ bears the weight of troubled times, providing a brutally honest retelling of all that the band have endured over the past three years. The album has been drawn together from a previous line-up of musicians, including – Drop (guitars), Vinch Enzo (drums) and  Fred Di Limoncelli (lead guitars).

I Want It To End’ will be available to pre-order soon. ‘War Flamingoes’ is available to stream and purchase now via this link.


Ales Campanelli – Bass & Vocals

Los Sebos – Guitars

Fred Di Limoncelli – Guitars

Kevin Choiral – Drums
Left to Right: Drop, Vinch Enzo, Ales Campanelli, Fred Di Limoncelli


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